Saturday, 1 March 2014

My Weekly Book Haul: 01/03/2014

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Friday Finds is something that was started over on ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week. All book covers and their summary come from back of book or Goodreads.
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My best friend came home for a few days from Bournemouth and I was so happy. We had a great day together in London and it gave me more ideas for my London post that I want to do. It's going to show you some great places to go in London, not only for books, but also some of my favourite places to go. 


I'll be sending Saturday with my family and I can't wait, even if it will be a bittersweet day. It's to celebrate my nan's birthday but also to remember my aunt on the one year anniversary of her death. My cousin also gets her 4D baby scan done as well and we are all so excited to see it.




The Vincent Boys: Extended and Uncut (The Vincent Boys, #1) The Vincent Brothers: Extended and Uncut (The Vincent Boys, #2)

Beau Vincent is rude, bad, and dangerous to know. So why can't good girl Ashton Gray keep away from him? She already has the perfect boyfriend - her town's local Prince Charming, Sawyer Vincent. But Sawyer is away for the summer, and in the meantime Ashton is bored, and the heat between her and Beau is undeniable - as well as irresistible. Ashton is about to unleash her bad girl - but what will she do when Sawyer comes home? And how will Sawyer react when he returns to find his girlfriend in the arms of his best friend - and cousin?

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

This was bought for me by the boyfriend and I was so excited to get it. I read it last year and absolutely loved it and now I have a finished hardback to go on my shelf. 

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered (Altered, #1)They were made to forget. But they'll never forgive.
Everything about Anna's life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There's Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, light-hearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam . . . who's stolen Anna's heart.
When the Branch decides it's time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape. Anna's father pushes her to go with them, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs
On the run, with her father's warning in her head, Anna begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about herself. She soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they're both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Also bought for me by the boyfriend, I have had my eye on it for the longest time so I am very excited to read it. 


Game (HP Pettersson, #1) Buzz (HP Pettersson, #2) Bubble (HP Pettersson, #3)
Game, Buzz & Bubble by Ander De La Motte

It began by spray-painting a door. Then detonating a hand grenade. Each task is secretly filmed and uploaded for other ‘Players’ to comment on. The more daring the mission, the greater the thrill and reward – and the acclaim.
But how far will loser Henrik “HP” Pettersson go before the seemingly innocent game he was invited to play on a ‘lost’ mobile phone begins to play him? With his police protection officer sister dragged into the action, and the game looking more and more like a trap, HP’s excitement is turning to fear.
Dripping with suspense, edge-of-your-seat thrills and action, Game is the first instalment in ex-policeman and security expert Anders de la Motte’s hot new Scandinavian thriller series

I'm not sure what these are but I loved the covers and I couldn't stop myself!!!


Be With Me by J. Lynn

Be with Me (Wait for You, #2)There are a lot of reasons why Teresa and Jase should steer clear of each other…
Firstly, Teresa is Jase’s best friend’s little sister – and Jase has a pretty good idea of how Cam will feel about anyone messing her around.
Secondly, Teresa’s dreams of being a dancer have just been put on hold – maybe permanently. The last thing she needs is a player like Jase distracting her when she needs to find direction.
Thirdly, Jase has a secret. A big one. And he’s not ready to risk sharing it with anyone apart from the people closest to his heart.
But there is one electric reason why they can’t stay away from each other…(
This says its Wait For You #2 but I don't know if it's actually a sequel. IS IT? Help me blogosphere! 


Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew

Winter DamageOn a frozen Cornish moor, a fifteen-year-old girl lives in a trailer with her dad and little brother. Ennor's mother left years ago, when things started to go wrong - and gradually their world has fallen apart. Now her father's gravely ill, school has closed, and Ennor knows they're going to take her brother away if things don't pick up soon. So three days before Christmas, when the wind is cold and her dad's health takes a turn for the worse, Ennor packs a blanket, a map, a saucepan and a gun into her rucksack, and sets off to find her mum and bring her home. Ennor thinks she knows where she's going. But this journey will change her life for ever - it becomes a battle for survival, a heartbreaking story of love and friendship, and a fable about not finding what you were looking for, but finding something more important instead . . .

Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

Black DogNatividad is Pure, one of the rare girls born able to wield magic. Pure magic can protect humans against the supernatural evils they only half-acknowledge – the blood kin or the black dogs. In rare cases – like for Natividad’s father and older brother – Pure magic can help black dogs find the strength to control their dark powers.
But before Natividad’s mother can finish teaching her magic their enemies find them. Their entire village in the remote hills of Mexico is slaughtered by black dogs. Their parents die protecting them. Natividad and her brothers must flee across a strange country to the only possible shelter: the infamous black dogs of Dimilioc, who have sworn to protect the Pure.
In the snowy forests of Vermont they are discovered by Ezekiel Korte, despite his youth the strongest black dog at Dimilioc and the appointed pack executioner. Intrigued by Natividad he takes them to Dimilioc instead of killing them.
Now they must pass the tests of the Dimilioc Master. Alejandro must prove he can learn loyalty and control even without his sister’s Pure magic. Natividad’s twin Miguel must prove that an ordinary human can be more than a burden to be protected. And even at Dimilioc a Pure girl like Natividad cannot remain unclaimed to cause fighting and distraction. If she is to stay she must choose a black dog mate.
But, first, they must all survive the looming battle.



Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kennealley 

Breathe, Annie, BreatheAnnie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line. - Released 1st July 2014 -



Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi: 5/5 Star Review
Vitro by Jessica Khoury: 2/5 Star Review







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84 comments:

  1. Ooh nice haul! These are mostly new to me! A lot of them in fact! Although I do name J. Lynn's name! ;)

    Hope you enjoy your reads!

    As per always, my STS haul will be up on Sunday! Be sure to stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Nice haul. A lot of YA books. I really enjoyed These Broken Stars. I so hope you like that one.

    Grace

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    1. I read it last year but needed the hardback for that pretty cover! :)

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  3. Awesome haul this week! I have Altered on my Kindle but I have not read it yet. I have not as of yet read any Abbi Glines books but everyone keeps telling me I need to soon. I'll have to remember when I go to the library. Enjoy your new reads :)
    My Sts

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    1. Thanks! I got the Glines books because I had been seeing them everywhere, I really hope I enjoy them.

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  4. Game, Buzz and Bubble sound pretty intriguing. I don't read many non paranormal but this might be worth checking out...Enjoy your books!

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    1. I was just really intrigued by the blurb and the pretty covers! I'm hoping they are really good :)

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  5. You've got some great books this week! I love to cover of Be With Me.

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  6. I enjoyed Altered, hope you do too. And Breathe, Annie, Breathe sounds really good, can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  7. Black Dog is fun -- enjoy all of your new books!

    My StS.

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  8. You have a great haul this week! I'm so very jealous of These Broken Stars! Have fun reading them!

    Alexis @ Stay at Home Reader

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  9. Nice haul! And how cool of your bf to buy you a pretty hardback of These Broken Stars!

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    1. I know, he gets bonus boyfriend points for that one! :)

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  10. Lots of new books - yay! Most are new to me but I definitely want to read These Broken Stars, happy reading! :)

    Jenn @ Tale of Two Doxies

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  11. Wow you got a lot of really interesting ones these week, i'm so jealous! These Broken Stars looks very stunning. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Great haul. I want to read These Broken Stars at some point soon!

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    1. It's a really great book, I definitely recommend ;)

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  13. These Broken Stars! *fangirls quietly* I HOPE YOU LOVE IT. (No pressure though, of course, right? lol) XD Also: Altered. Altered would be fun. My StS!

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    1. I read it last year and (don't worry) I LOVED IT!!! :) :) :)

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  14. These Broken Star is on my to-read list. I hope we both like it. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions .

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  15. Just about every one of these is on my TBR, I want them!!! Soooo yeah I'm just a little jealous;) Looks like you'll be having a FABULOUS time reading these beauties:)

    Happy Reading!

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  16. I heard so many great things about these broken stars, I hope you'll like it. Happy reading!

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  17. Wow, a lot of great books this week. I heard great things about These Broken Stars

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    1. I really loved it, I hope you get to read it soon :)

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  18. I really hope to read Altered and These Broen Stars soon myself, I heard a lot of great things about both.
    Happy reading!

    My haul

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  19. So you got a week full of mixed feelings.
    I hope you are okay.
    And I really hope you enjoy reading all of your new books.

    Mariska
    My Sts

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    1. Thanks so much, it was a great day in the end :)

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  20. I've never been to London and would love to visit one day. :) Your book haul is made of awesome! I just finished reading These Broken Stars and liked it. I also got Altered last week. Enjoy the books!

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  21. Those Vincent books look good!!! Happy Reading! Here's my STS for the week.....

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  22. Lots of awesome books! Thanks for the giveaway links also. I can't pass up a good giveaway!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS this week!
    Enjoy your new reads!

    Mary

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  23. I've heard really good things about Game, Buzz and Bubble. So I think you made a great choice buying them! Awesome haul, thanks so much for stopping by my STS!

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  24. I enjoyed These Broken Stars. I don't think I've read any of the others. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my STS! These Broken Stars was a great book, enjoy!

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  26. Great haul! Many awesome looking books. I don't know if anyone has answered this yet but yes Be With Me is a sequel and it's fantastic! =D

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Damn it! I guess I'll need to hunt down the first one :(

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  27. Great haul! Loved These Broken Stars & Altered. Hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Check out our STS.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  28. Great haul! I loved Altered. Can't wait to read the sequel. Thanks for stopping by my STS as well!

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  29. Awesome haul! I've heard a lot of great things about The Vincent Boys series. I've had These Broken Stars for a while now but just haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I'm super excited to. I really hope you enjoy all of your new books! Here's my STS: http://unearthlyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-9book-swag-giveaway.html Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Happy to hear good things about the Glines books :)

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  30. Great haul! I really need to read The Vincent Boys and Altered, I've heard such amazing things about both of them.

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  31. Altered is an amazing book, I hope you enjoy it.

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  32. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  33. These Broken Stars was amazing! I really hope you love it!! Happy reading! :)

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    1. I read it last year and I did love it!!! I needed that hardback on my shelf though... it's sooo pretty! :)

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  34. Thanks for stopping by! Wow, you have a lot of great books! I got These Broken Stars a few weeks ago and I'm so excited to read it! I also got Be With Me this week as well! I hope you enjoy your reads!

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  35. YAY for Abbi Glines! I loved Altered, and seriously enjoyed These Broken Stars. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  36. Great haul this week. I've heard great things about These Broken Stars and Abbi Glines' books. I've been meaning to read them myself. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by My STS.

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  37. Ah I absolutely LOVED These Broken Stars. I'm planning on getting the finished hardcover copy for my collection soon too! The cover is just so pretty! And I can't wait to read Be With Me either! It is a sequel to Wait For You, but it's a companion novel, so the main characeters are different. You can read them as stand alone novels, but it will spoil the ending of Wait For You if you ever plan on reading it (which you should, cause it was brilliant!) :)

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    1. I don't know now... I feel I will have to track down Wait for You before I can start Be With Me! =D

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  38. I LOVED Game & Buzz! Hope you enjoy all of these and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Happy to finally hear something about those ones, haven't seen so much as a review yet! =D

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  39. Sad about your aunt, but congrats to your cousin. I've never heard of 4D baby scans before. Breathe, Annie, Breathe looks really good. Great haul this week!

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    1. I know... I'm pretty sure they should just call them 3D scans but nope 4D... google them, they look really weird!

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  40. Nice haul!
    I'm especially excited for you to read Wait For You. I love that book so much.
    Enjoy all your family time.
    Happy reading!
    http://thisisthestoryofmyreadinglife.blogspot.ca/2014/03/showcase-sunday-25.html

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  41. Very fun haul! I hope you enjoy your books! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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